Yummy Crispy Potato Topped Meat Pie (Minced Beef Hotpot) – a delicious family meal of minced beef in a yummy gravy with vegetables topped with golden potato slices.
Minced Beef Hotpot
We all love a cottage or shepherd’s pie, but sometimes you just don’t fancy the mash topping, right?
This Crispy Potato Topped Meat Pie is delicious and super easy to make, based on the popular Lancashire Hotpot recipe but uses Ground beef (Beef Mince) instead of cuts of meat like beef, mutton or lamb or sometimes even offal like kidneys.
Beef Mince (ground beef) is a budget-friendly ingredient and is family-friendly and we all love a meal that the whole family can dig in and enjoy.
There is one ingredient I like to add to this, that you either love or hate – the good ole marmite!! It adds a lovely flavour to the gravy, but if you really really detest the stuff, just leave it out, it won’t affect the flavour I promise. Although even if you hate the stuff you probably won’t even realize it is added into this recipe.
What it does is adds a great boost of umami to this gravy of this dish, and gives the gravy that yummy rich flavour.
What is Umami?
Umami is described as the fifth taste along with sweetness, saltiness, sourness and bitterness and is defined as a “pleasant savoury taste” in foods.
Popular ingredients for adding umami to recipes are things like fish sauce, mushrooms, seaweed (nori), soy sauce, miso, kimchi and certain cheeses like parmesan.
What type of Potatoes?
The best type of potatoes to use for this Crispy Potato Topped Meat Pie is the floury varieties or ones that are a mix between waxy and floury.
My favourite variety this side of the Atlantic in Canada or the USA is Russet Potatoes or Yukon Golds or in the UK Maris Piper, King Edward or Elfe Varieties..
Sides for Crispy Potato Topped Meat Pie
I like to serve this pie alongside some greens like sauteed kale, asparagus, green beans or tender stem broccoli, but it is perfectly filling just as it is.
If you like additional gravy with dishes like this, check out my amazing Syn Free Gravy, perfect for making in advance and freezing in handy portions so you have some on hand whenever you feel like some syn free gravy with a dish.
Also, check out these yummy Side Recipes for additional ideas that you might enjoy to accompany this meal.
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- SLOW COOKER ITALIAN CHICKEN MEATBALLS
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- ONE POT CHEESEBURGER PASTA
- SLOPPY JOES (STOVE TOP AND INSTANT POT)
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This recipe was originally created on 30 January 2012 and updated on the 6 November 2019
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Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 390 Total Fat: 5.3g Saturated Fat: 1.8g Cholesterol: 75mg Sodium: 457mg Carbohydrates: 52g Fiber: 9.2g Sugar: 6.9g Protein: 35.6g
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